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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa: Where to drop them off around Seattle

If you hurry, you might even get a response!

Ah, letters to Santa: The charming holiday tradition filled with hope and optimism and the ability to see the year in the best possible light.

The shopping center Kirkland Urban, working with the Kirkland Downtown Association, is collecting letters to Santa and will send a reply if a letter is received by Dec. 20 and has a return address. The mailbox is located in front of 400 Urban Plaza.

Macy’s loves to receive letters to Santa, provides a handy online form to do so and will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.

Nordstrom also has a Dec. 20 deadline for Santa’s correspondence, and several ways to go about it. They also offer printable letter templates.

Seattle’s University Village has a Santa mailbox near the Santa Cabin (naturally!)

One of our favorite tips, although we cannot independently confirm this, is that the Aegis Senior Living facility on Galer Street (Queen Anne) has a mailbox for Santa letters.


P.S.: The U.S. Postal Service also has a letters to Santa program but, as it involves mail to and from Alaska, it is probably too late now. (Remember this one for the future!)


Do you know of more local dropoff locations? Email so we can share with other families!

This story was originally published on Dec. 16, 2020.

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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 12-year-old girl.